As Disney has spun off new Star Wars titles outside of the Skywalker family episodic saga, other composers have stepped up to put their musical touches on the Lucasfilm franchise. Originally Alexandre Desplat was set to score Rogue One: A Star Wars Story but his schedule didn’t permit him to do so. Up Oscar winner Michael Giacchino delivered a robust epic score in just little over a month.
Oscar nominee John Powell is penning the music for Ron Howard’s Solo: A Star Wars Story complete with a guitar-brass infused score.
Back in 2015 Williams hit the pause button on scoring for Steven Spielberg’s Bridge of Spies over health issues, the first time that the composer took a break from working with the blockbuster director during their 40-year plus collaboration. Instead Thomas Newman took over. While Williams scored Spielberg’s last two movies, The Post and The BFG, Alan Silvestri penned musical notes for the director’s upcoming Easter release Ready Player One.